Friday, December 3, 2010

It's really starting

Welcome Family!

To make keeping up with us a little easier, I'm going to try keeping a blog while we're in India. Starting today! Apparently.

There's been lots of talk and preparation for this new adventure leading up to now. Boaz has already been out of the states for a few weeks too. (He arrived in India yesterday from South Africa.) But today felt like the first real step to me. The first round of movers came to pack up most of our furniture and junk for shipment.

The guys all had a good humor about them and were an all-round pleasure. A couple of them spent the day humming and singing along with the music I put on. Having a bunch of strangers in our house, going through all of our things still felt weird - and lonely without Boaz. I just sat on my butt while they did all the work. I feel tired nonetheless. I think the pets are too, sleeping in reversed roles: Dalton on the easy chair and Pike on the dog bed.

But it's also a relief. This is coming way off schedule, so it's good to have it done. We're getting rid of a lot of stuff and that always feels like a burden lifted in the end. We should have shed more! Next time.

So I'm looking forward to great things (and less than great things) and feeling hopeful that the next steps will go as smoothly.

Love you all!

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